• Menu Polling/Defeat Pause

    From Corvey@VERT to Digital Man on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 04:46:44
    DM > While sitting at the Ctrl-P prompt or the Inter-BBS prompt or while in
    DM > multi-node chat, instant messages and telegrams are received "instantly". DM > Some
    DM > 3rd party command shells implement constant polling of messages at all
    DM > prompts.

    C > Ok, those prompt are what I like, how can I make the main menu and game C > men
    C > be "instantly" like the CTRL-P prompt?

    DM > The main menu, it depends on which command shell you're using. Basically, DM > you
    DM > need an "inkey loop" instead of calling getkey. See the example in DM > sbbsimsg.js.
    DM > This same method can be applied to the prompts in exec/xtrn_sec.js
    DM > (external programs section).

    digital man


    In sbbsimsg.js I see:

    "key=console.inkey(K_UPPER, 500);"

    but I'm not sure in where in xtrn_sec.js to place code to make it work.


    I am noob, can you be more precise, from and where to place code to make this work for me?

    Thanks,
    corvey

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Corvey on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 15:45:36
    Re: Menu Polling/Defeat Pause
    By: Corvey to Digital Man on Tue Jan 17 2006 04:46 am

    DM > While sitting at the Ctrl-P prompt or the Inter-BBS prompt or while in DM > multi-node chat, instant messages and telegrams are received "instantl DM > Some
    DM > 3rd party command shells implement constant polling of messages at all DM > prompts.

    C > Ok, those prompt are what I like, how can I make the main menu and ga C > men
    C > be "instantly" like the CTRL-P prompt?

    DM > The main menu, it depends on which command shell you're using. Basical DM > you
    DM > need an "inkey loop" instead of calling getkey. See the example in
    DM > sbbsimsg.js.
    DM > This same method can be applied to the prompts in exec/xtrn_sec.js
    DM > (external programs section).

    In sbbsimsg.js I see:

    "key=console.inkey(K_UPPER, 500);"

    but I'm not sure in where in xtrn_sec.js to place code to make it work.


    I am noob, can you be more precise, from and where to place code to make thi work for me?

    The first step would be to replace the line "xtrn_section" with "exec ?xtrn_sec" in each of your command shell source files (exec/*.src) and recompile with Baja. Otherwise, the internal (native C) version of the external program menu will be displayed instead of the exec/xtrn_sec.js module.

    The second step would be to replace the 2 calls to console.getnum() in xtrn_sec.js with a loop, similar to that found in sbbsimsg.js:

    while(bbs.online && !(bbs.sys_status&SS_ABORT)) {
    key=console.inkey(K_UPPER, 500);
    }

    inside that loop you'll need to figure out what number the user is typing and print that number, detect a carriage-return ('\r') and continue on the script. If you have no programming knowledge or patience to learn, then this task is probably beyond your abilities.

    digital man

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  • From Corvey@VERT to Digital Man on Wednesday, January 18, 2006 01:04:35
    Re: Menu Polling/Defeat Pause
    By: Corvey to Digital Man on Tue Jan 17 2006 04:46 am

    DM > While sitting at the Ctrl-P prompt or the Inter-BBS prompt or while
    in
    DM > multi-node chat, instant messages and telegrams are received
    "instantl
    DM > Some
    DM > 3rd party command shells implement constant polling of messages at
    all
    DM > prompts.

    C > Ok, those prompt are what I like, how can I make the main menu and
    ga
    C > men
    C > be "instantly" like the CTRL-P prompt?

    DM > The main menu, it depends on which command shell you're using.
    Basical
    DM > you
    DM > need an "inkey loop" instead of calling getkey. See the example in DM > sbbsimsg.js.
    DM > This same method can be applied to the prompts in exec/xtrn_sec.js DM > (external programs section).

    In sbbsimsg.js I see:

    "key=console.inkey(K_UPPER, 500);"

    but I'm not sure in where in xtrn_sec.js to place code to make it work.


    I am noob, can you be more precise, from and where to place code to make
    thi
    work for me?

    The first step would be to replace the line "xtrn_section" with "exec ?xtrn_sec" in each of your command shell source files (exec/*.src) and recompile with Baja. Otherwise, the internal (native C) version of the external
    program menu will be displayed instead of the exec/xtrn_sec.js module.

    The second step would be to replace the 2 calls to console.getnum() in xtrn_sec.js with a loop, similar to that found in sbbsimsg.js:

    while(bbs.online && !(bbs.sys_status&SS_ABORT)) {
    key=console.inkey(K_UPPER, 500);
    }

    inside that loop you'll need to figure out what number the user is typing
    and
    print that number, detect a carriage-return ('\r') and continue on the
    script.
    If you have no programming knowledge or patience to learn, then this task is probably beyond your abilities.

    digital man


    Yes, probably beyond my abilities.. It's difficult stuff for me comprehend everything about java, c++. etc, but I've pick up bits and pieces along the way and still know very little, but with a desire to learn more.

    May I suggest you incorporate this into telnet? It's the main ingredient to make the BBS totally real-time. I would appreciate you considering making this prompt a reality..


    Thanks,
    Corvey

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